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yeah it could be green from very green. balls as blue. b.s. . white. white is nothing. more red definitely red. or just yellow if that's what you present. couple couples very special but in georgia choose your favorite color. europe and its young people a complicated relationship. they demonstrate against climate change but aren't interested in the european election this is what about you me not really. do you
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vote is out of mind i think my parents will make me vote saying we are. we wanted to find out what young people think about europe we visited several e.u. countries including germany we met people who were committed to the european concept. of this is vote and those who are opposed to it. are the future of means nothing to me but. how can politicians get young people interested but the guide if we want europe to have a future of young people here need a future so. we
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travel to come on in early march right in the middle of a windstorm. of the stormy times for europe at. the moment he is a trying to get young people to vote in the upcoming european election. that is the way all of europeans part of the e.u. like a family media hype us fund that by my dad's french and my mom's german so europe is really important to me as the head oh you were above the image and the. disadvantage is part of an e.u. parliament effort to get out the vote it's called this time i'm vote. volunteers can sign up on a website. devoted to begin on we want to get out into the streets and explain to people why this election matters it's. more than 250000 volunteers throughout europe have already registered the parliament provides
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information procedures and other materials but unfortunately no one bella's. do something. like this are you going to vote. for your own why not don't know how come on at least think about it you know it's a please please vote when you vote well i know it's pointless why it's no use come on. the volunteers don't discuss issues they just want people to vote might not want you should be proud that you can't vote for concrete a team dismissed me as the political parties are responsible for addressing specific issues. i have to remain absolutely neutral because it's union card at least kinds of campaigns really get out the vote research class pearlman is an
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expert on how young people think and behave. must be very my have my doubts about a general sort of campaign and the young people will vote in european elections only if the campaign addresses specific issues that are important to them but is he mumbled so if the politicians want more young people to vote they'll have to talk about those issues. if one of the volunteers is deanna to live and she's a star on you tube in instagram and says the european concept is important for young people. if it's a tie they think it's i think it's totally in whole. to show that in the united europe we can have more innovation and opportunity especially for young people. may think that is the that like it has more influence than individual countries continents or powerful corporations have. for
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60 years now indiana has been posting photos and videos on the internet. investment i rigorously i shoot most of my videos in my bedroom i like that homey feeling because it brings you closer to the viewers who are. in the food indiana has more than 600000 you tube subscribers she usually talks about fashion and cosmetics yeah that's the cons welcome to a new video today i'm going to talk about a topic close to my hut cellulite. this is my favorite right now. yeah that's why i like this a lot it's not floor length so your legs may get cold i think. deanna has turned a hobby into a profession cosmetics and fashion companies pay her to promote their products and videos so they can reach your followers. because it comes from the so you do politics now you have. to i'm sort of a role model and i have
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a community that i can exchange ideas with. that i'm into politics now so i wanted to share that to me was the set of tires. today is in brussels the e.u. parliament has invited several internet influencers to campaign on behalf of europe . to. talk with us to influence our parson in how to i hope they'll create a nice continent and post it online and maybe that we have their followers interested in europe in the upcoming election. please move on from how about interconnected. networks that said. do young people take the e.u. for granted because they don't know what the all the juric is like to find out more about that we travel to fitness.
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these young people are part of the erasmus student exchange program they come from all over europe. he comes from austria england i'm from a southerner i'm from belgium from london from swabian. malta 9000000 students have taken part in the arrest most program since it began in 1907. people to be all europeans are different but they're also connected and that's really beautiful and this is a global issue i think it's really important to meet people from different cultures because it's the approach and it's your perspective which i by this over time we've become more european than german i've seen that here and it surprised me when you get the. u.s. most often lead to the old can i say shin has changed the way that young people
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look to europe for the better. and restless is the most successful program of the e.u. and that you can see that from statistics from the magic from everything and it really works it has creating ass and so belonging to the e.u. and that then off duty and responsibility towards the u.s. citizens lasting friendships and about a quarter of the arrests most students meet their long term partner on the exchange it's been said that there are over $1000000.00 over as most babies but the program can only go so far. as much as we try to prepare europeans for a european. in future we also have to realize that the middle classes can be quite nationalistic and that's true for all countries and that's why. we're on the road again this time we're headed for the heart of european politics brussels.
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this is m.p. team of vulcan the german social democrat is just and she 31 of the youngest members of the european parliament he's trying to reach young people with his you tube channel what have to provide and welcome to another episode of wednesday minutes recommend. what hi and welcome to sorry why did you choose you choose to mention by your mention that because young people watch it for information and entertainment. there are other platforms and viewer habits can change but right now you tube is the place to be the place to be . and then again ladies and gentlemen welcome to our press conference the 1st question please. it is legal to blame we abolished roaming charges. did some european commission bureaucrat decide that cucumber should look like this. and not
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like this action conference i've got my voting card there's the voting machine and now we're going to take a roll call vote let's do it but now that i'm older employees may think this is silly. they did at the start. i did walk through the room with a video camera and record my reports. some people looked at me like i was crazy. i don't know what these videos get results. and these days no one seems to mind. now we're headed for a session of the legal affairs committee today they're going to vote on a topic that a lot of young people are interested in the core plymouth revotes them and it's relaxed. you're in the minority. so now the legal committee is going to
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vote on the e.u.'s controversial internet copyright legislation social media uses a dead set against the proposal. as a win in short this law is going to strangle the internet in a way that we couldn't have imagined in our worse nightmare stance in the toyman could then try to take away the content freedom that lets me do my job. have our every day lives would be totally screwed. it's a good watch ost. article 13 is designed to protect copyrighted material and block illegal content at least that's what the bills all thought axel vos says but opponents are concerned that some legal content could also be banned. you can draft regulations for this and we should. but if young europeans decide that this legislation is ruining an important part of their lives. then we're
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making a huge mistake and dividing in many ways it's a clash between generations vulcan provides his followers with updates via instagram. next will travel to great where a lot of young people can't find jobs. the last 10 years have been tough for greece as the country dealt with a devastating economic crisis the situation has improved a little but news on employment still stands at just under 40 percent. he's moving to get our 2 countries on the stark for the younger generation is always hit hard by such crises a lot of people who already have jobs can make it through somehow. but there just aren't any new jobs for young people who now have that i book.
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mismanagement tax evasion corrupt a late crushing national debt and then the global financial crisis. the e.u. provided financial rescue packages in return greece had to slash government spending but a lot of the european aid money went to the big bang. many greeks lost their jobs and pensions taxes saud poverty and deprivation has become rampant here. this is the german school in athens almost all of the students are great most of them come from well to do families but they're still worried about whether they'll be able to find a job after they graduate. you know i think i've lost faith. i'm afraid for the future will i be able to work here in greece
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i have no idea but these things are a mess in greece right now maybe life is better in other countries this is where. many students feel they'll have to leave the country to find a job that includes a lanie kind of molly. condit i'm very he if i could stay here i would i like living in athens there's a good university here but i won't be able to find a job after i graduate so i'll have to move to another european country. we visited a nice family a child and her mother works as an interpreter and her father is an architect. journey economic crisis the family had to sell the house and move into an apartment . bought the parents refused to cut back on the children's education. and
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do this for them for the by the king we wanted them to continue their studies that's why we sold the house. we set priorities we thought it was more important for the children to have a good education than to keep the house. and how. many does have to move to another country to find work she will but she'd like to come back to greece eventually. if unemployment is still high 5 years from now i'll have to stay away. so it all depends on the economy. i have no say in the matter. now. more than $500000.00 graves more than 4 percent of the population have already left the country many of them are young and well educated. by the bindu. education is expensive both for the government
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and for families so people are spending all this money in these highly qualified people will go off to another country to find a job other countries benefit from them not us. that's a real problem. probably. we try to talk to some students about that. as we have to ask for something they don't have then a protest march comes down the street we don't speak greek so we can't read what's on the banners it turns out that the demonstrators are upset about poor conditions in the hospitals as the result of e.u. ordered budget cuts. i wouldn't want greece in the european union not to because i don't like it because of their measures i meant problem is that they are not with the people there with the money the european union is not a people during meal with solidarity it's a capitalist union. many on the greek left a critical of the e.u.
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in 2015 the new left wing prime minister and expressed suppressed called a referendum on whether greece should accept new bailout conditions set by brussels 61 percent of voters said no but their voice remained heard. a huge finance ministers worked out a new deal they demanded even more austerity from greece which had a severe impact on the country's economy. cladistics important. these measures did fatal damage to the greeks perception of democracy. and i believe this was the moment when people across southern europe especially young people started to turn against the e.u. on the hope and. on the money that they want. at the demonstration we meet g.m. chana she's 28 and has a degree in marketing but right now she's working at a supermarket for listen for euro's an hour we asked whether she's worried about
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the future of. africa as i know that hearing this and i don't have that eternal. china does not want to leave her country but the austerity measures have hit the greek young people hard. you always have to pay for your 1st i feel angry i feel that this too are fair our single that's my aunts and so many times this say our better minds going outside its wealth k. cool is the fall in greece because of the budget cuts imposed by brussels many like china have lost their faith in the european union. from the beginning i was looking sagal wow we are all together. there and itself there is a fake. and their face mask was economical you know in order to. heal
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peoples in the back of the most peoples. now we're headed off to put a paste. hungry has traditionally felt close ties to europe but for several years now it's euro skeptic right when government has been a thorn in the side of the. i think the. utopian union is a good idea on its own but i think their countries there should stand strong on their own we in hungary are not in their position in the european union it's a good thing that we are trying to be multicultural. is some point it's risky for. and smaller countries in the european union and. that's the famous heroes square we made victor noise about. his father is german
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and his mother is hungary and but he doesn't feel like a european. because that all things get. if to you that i support a conservative state a nation state. and i'm opposed to the european union and the. victor is active in the right wing conservative fetus party of prime minister viktor all pan he's also involved in election campaigns outside parliament he plays a video for huge election rally held last year. god it's like the whole country came together on this one day. we felt strength and peace. we felt we were one country. to make it very emotional absolutely. i want the old fart around the ball bounce nationalist populist rhetoric is popular
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with many young people obama's new electoral laws instituted in 2012 helped secure a 2 thirds majority in last year's parliamentary election despite winning just under 50 percent of the followed fiji has also has enormous influence over the hunk area media and the courts many independent researchers say the ban poses a threat to democracy but that doesn't seem to bother a lot of young people. to go. many of them support orbán because he portrays himself as a rebel who is defending the hungary's freedom. he says he's protecting the country against foreign enemies who threaten angries national identity. and national values. for national identity is important to victor and he says that all done is doing a good job of defending it. how does he do that. and his
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strength he radiates strength he has his own opinions and he expresses those opinions and he fights for them. victor oregon's top priorities for the country and its people. went not foreigners. not refugees. migration is the key issue for government in the run up to the european election the prime minister has said that his goal is to win an immigration majority in the european parliament. he uses migration to back his claims that hungary is fighting for its survival and its freedom. and when he does that he can avoid having to address other important political problems. he says that this is about the future of
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hungary and europe which is a lot more important than health care or education. one of the key campaign themes is stop brussels claims that the e.u. is encouraging migrants to come to europe and he's managed to convince many young people in hungary of that we see that. this is a coordinated policy. it didn't happen overnight. but why would the e.u. do that. i have no idea. but why should we have to absorb other cultures. we have our own culture. in the e.u. hungary's policies have met was robust criticism in march she was suspended from the european parliament's main center right group allegations that orbán is undermining democracy. how far will you go what is the.
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burning books also victor believes that the e.u. strategy is clear the. aristocrats in brussels aim to take complete control of all the member states. but hungary wants to remain sovereign and determine its own domestic policy in the political process cannot and will not accept that. the. victor remains firm in his political convictions and opposed to the illegal. but there are still dedicated pro europeans in hungary the momentum movement is the centrist political party that was founded 2 years ago. back then the government put up stop brussels posters. we went out and covered up the brussels with stickers so that the posters read stop moscow and stop. this going to get it's difficult to be an opposition party and hungry right now.
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the government plays hardball the way you'd never see in a normal democracy my father was fired from his job at a state run agency because of my political activity. fortunately he found another job. momentum has fielded candidates for the upcoming european parliament elections. the party has a practical reason for supporting the european union hungary is one of the largest recipients of the e.u. funding. for. the open that financial support could change because of or bans policies. that we want to get in the parliament to show people that hungary is more than viktor orban we are part of hungary 2. we're now back in brussels deanna to live and is with us today.
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right now i'm. in the chamber where all the votes and events take place. that's the kind. of guy who excited and passionate and we just had a show well i think it's totally cool to be in the same room where. the other politicians debate important it's use of the baton and yet i think they make decisions that can affect people's lives off the bus a little intimidating a oh yes there's so much power in this room. now up to follow us on an important committee vote on the internet copyright they'll. still be there once it's not on an illegal affairs committee is going to vote soon on article 13. that before the committee makes its decision there's still time for fotos. so we all should i take your picture sure your 18 followers will like it
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a little more i think. the whole is packed for this photo. never got a lot more than last week right this is a big deal all the lobbyists are here this is a really important vote. at the start so i want to be begin by the vote on the copyright directive and it has been adopted by a large majority. if ok so the committee has voted that's the step and it was the final count. 16 voted in favor 9 against it it was pretty clear. voices that are late to the full european parliament voted to approve the copyright protection legislation. t.-mo vulcan is disappointed but says that it's good that before the vote there were major protests against the bill. you mention the harms of human pretty young people have become
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involved in the political process they're demonstrating to try to stop climate change just young people are becoming more politically active as you put it just so . people are divided on the concept of a united europe a positive development for some a disappointment for others in any case europe is changing. yes. but i play for the 1st time we're having a broad public debate about the future of europe and that's good but. it's clear that many young people really do have a lot to say about europe but governments in the media will have to do a better job of listening to those young people and take they concern seriously. because they are the ones who will shape europe's future.
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sometime in the 26 to you my great granddaughter. what made the world be like in your lifetime in around half a century. your world will be around true degrees warmer. inevitably sea levels rise by at least one meter in the central. river and to have some climate impacts machar greater than pursue your. it's really frightening thought.
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